West Lisburn Development Framework
Gravis Planning were retained by Lisburn City Council in April 2014 to prepare a development framework for the lands to the west of Lisburn City.
Lisburn City Council
Mixed Use & Masterplanning
West Lisburn is a strategically important location as it is located at the confluence of two of the main transport corridors in the northern part of the island of Ireland and also contains a number of key parcels of land, each of which are of at least sub-regional importance in their own right (the Blaris Lands, Sprucefield Regional Shopping Centre, Maze Long Kesh Prison and Down Royal Racecourse).
A high-quality development framework and land-use plan - one that ensures all future development in the area is progressed in a suitable and sustainable manner - was required.
Engagement with communities and other stakeholders in Lisburn was undertaken to ensure the Framework Plan met the client’s aspirations whilst being acceptable to local people.
Natural assets, such as the River Lagan and floodplain areas, were protected and integrated into the Framework Plan.
Gravis project managed the West Lisburn Development Framework Plan, working with AECOM and RSM McClure Watters, and was also responsible for co-ordinating the stakeholder engagement process in relation to the proposals.
The West Lisburn Development Framework is a non-statutory framework plan which was produced with the intention of being the overarching strategy document for the subject lands until 2035. It was also an important tool in helping to inform the production of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Local Plan.